Island Issues

Keanu Sai -Hawaiian History Part 2

Dr. David Keanu Sai has done extensive study about Hawaiian history and the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1893.  In part 2 of our two-part discussion recorded in 2012, Dr. Sai talks more ...Read more

Dr. Keanu Sai – Hawaiian History and the Overthrow Part 1

Dr. Keanu Sai has done extensive study of the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom. In Part 1 of two, we discuss Hawaii in the 1800s, the laws, the practices, the population…and get into the ...Read more

Dengue Fever Update

State Department of Health’s Dr. Sarah Park, Lisa Downing from Kona Community Hospital, and Chief Darryl Oliveira from Hawaii County Civil Defense give us the latest…but the latest ...Read more

The Blue Zones on Hawaii Island

Researcher Dan Buettner found 5 places that he calls the healthiest in the world, and wrote for National Geographic and then a book, The Blue Zones.  Dan talks about establishing Blue Zones in ...Read more

Sexual Assault on Hawaii Island

Hawaii Island’s rate of sexual assault is not different from other places (sadly) but we’ll talk with island experts to learn about the problem and what resources are available.  ...Read more

What’s up with Hawaii Island’s volcanoes? Tina Neal, Scientist in Charge, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Scientist in Charge, Tina Neal, updates us on why HVO raised the threat level of Mauna Loa (no eruption is imminent), the current Kilauea eruption, and what she and the ...Read more

Hawaii Island Energy Coop and Kaua’i Island Utility Coop,Part 2

Marco Manglesdorf of the proposed Hawaii Island Energy Coop and David Bissell, CEO of the Kaua’i Island Utility Coop and host Sherry Bracken complete the conversation which began September ...Read more

Hawaii Island Energy Coop and Kaua’i Island Utility Coop

In the face of the possible purchase of Hawaiian Electric Industries, some think an energy cooperative on Hawaii Island is one alternative.  We talk with Marco Manglesdorf of the proposed Hawaii ...Read more

US Senator Brian Schatz

We talked with Sen. Brian Schatz Thursday, September 3 at Hilo’s Nani Mau Botanical Gardens to get the update on how he’s approaching his job and ask him about issues pressing to Hawaii ...Read more

Two Oregon Humane Societies

Dean Cox, Director of The Columbia Humane Society in St. Helen, Oregon — one of the smallest in the state–and David Lyttle of  Oregon Humane Society in Portland, the largest in the ...Read more